1965 Pilot Line Corvette: From Testing to Mecum’s Auction Block

1965 Pilot Line Corvette: From Testing to Mecum’s Auction Block

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
1965 Pilot Line Corvette Valued at $900,000 to 1.2 Million! What makes this special 1965 Pilot Line Corvette so unique? It has the perfect blend of performance, history, and pedigree. This 1965 Corvette Sting Ray “Pilot Line” Convertible, Serial No. 003, is the first non-competition Corvette ever to receive a Mark IV big-block engine and the first with 427 power. It is the first 1965 Corvette Convertible and was a GM Styling Exercise Corvette. Mecum estimates this 1965 Corvette will fetch $900,000 - 1.2 million when it crosses the auction block on May 21, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read on to learn all about this historic Corvette. 1965 Pilot Line Corvette No 3 GM File Photo 1965 C2 Corvette The 1965 C2 Corvette model was in its third year of…
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Retro Designs’ Restored Custom 1965 C2 Corvette

Retro Designs’ Restored Custom 1965 C2 Corvette

1965 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
1965 Corvette C2 Front Driver Side Angle Retro Designs from North Carolina recently unveiled their beautiful custom 1965 C2 Sting Ray. The car was meticulously restored and now it looks like a brand new vehicle. Designed to be more modern, this '65 Corvette has a 435-horsepower LS3 engine, combined with a sleek exterior and interior design, making it the perfect choice for a person yearning for speed, style, and a sports car. Have a look at these pictures below and see why people are so eager for this vehicle! Custom Modern C7 Corvette Chassis It was constructed on a custom modern C7 Corvette chassis which fits the vintage C2 body precisely. With modern C7 underpinnings and suspension, the Retro C2 custom features an independent rear suspension and shock coilovers throughout.…
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An Overview of the C2 Corvette

An Overview of the C2 Corvette

The C2 Corvette History The C2 Chevrolet Corvette spans from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. We are looking at the C2 Corvette's history. The changes that were made during the five-year span. The C2 Corvette ran from 1963 to 1967. Here’s an overview of the second generation of Corvettes built during this time. The muscle car is integral in the American story, from the Beach Boys’ giddy-up 409 to Bruce Springsteen’s ’69 Chevy with a 396. However, none capture the collective imagination of all the great muscle cars like the Chevrolet Corvette. Though the Corvette debuted in 1953, it was the introduction of the second-generation Corvette, the C2, that solidified its place at the top of the muscle car market. What…
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1965 Chevrolet Corvette Video

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Video

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Videos
This video is of a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible with the L78 396/425 HP big-block V-8 owned by Howard Rothman.  This classic Mid-Year Corvette is on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo in the Galveston Island Convention Center. The Styling changes for the 1965 Corvette were small. It had new optional standard side exhaust pipes, a restyled grille, functional front fender louvers, and new wheel covers.  This was the first year for Side-mounted exhaust systems. The 1965 C2 Corvette is the second generation of the Corvette sports car. It was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the model years 1963 to 1967. It is also known as the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray became fierce with the mid-year debut of the "Big-Block" 396…
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1965 Corvette Specifications, History, Features & Info

1965 Corvette Specifications, History, Features & Info

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the 1965 Corvette's history, features and specifications. The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was manufactured in St. Louis.   As a matter of fact, from 1954 to 1981, Chevrolet manufactured 700,000 Corvettes in St. Louis, Missouri. Posing with their new '65 Corvette Sting Ray Convertibles in St. Louis, are the Tangier Shriners who just picked their new convertibles up. Tangier Shriners 1965 Corvettes in St. Louis. The 1965 Vette is the second generation (C2) of the sports car. It was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the model years 1963 to 1967. It is also known as the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. Total Built - 23,562Convertibles - 15,376Coupes - 8,186 The Sting Ray became fierce with the mid-year debut of…
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1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Feature

1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Feature

1965 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features
1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss. 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette at the Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 owned by Ed Foss. Our Feature Corvette was owned by Ed Foss and is a Fuel Injected 1965.  It was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010.  The 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette was the first Expensive Collector Corvette. In the mid-1970s, Sting Ray's popularity exploded. Names like Bloomington, Vette Vues, McDorman, Buxbaum, and Krughoff were tossed around like cousins at a family reunion. The Corvette world was expanding its interest in “old” Corvettes and especially in the more authentically preserved and restored ones. In 1975, the term “old” meant 5-10…
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